Health Olive Oil Byproduct Rich in Antioxidants According to Moroccan researchers olive mill wastewater is rich in antioxidants and can potentially be used in beverages. Olives a Potential Source of Probiotics New research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology has paved the way for the novel use of olives as a source of probiotics in our diets. Adding 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil Can Improve Blood Vessel Function The addition of a small amount of olive oil to the diet appears to improve blood vessel function according to a new study by U.S. and Italian researchers U.K. Watchdog Okays Unilever’s ‘Less Saturated Fat than Olive Oil’ Claim Ads claiming Unilever’s Flora Cuisine cooking oil provides “45 percent less saturated fat than olive oil" can stay on TV after the UK advertising watchdog found they are unlikely to mislead viewers. Olive Oil May Protect Bones A new study by Spanish researchers shows that adding olive oil to the diet may help preserve bone. New Molecule from Olive Antioxidant Could Reduce HIV Transmission Research has led to the development of a new molecule from hydroxytyrosol, a potent antioxidant found in olives, to reduce risk of HIV virus transmission. Olive Oil Beneficial During Fertility Treatment A study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found a positive association between good fats and positive outcomes in women having In Vitro Fertilization. Dress Your Salad in Olive Oil to Get the Most Nutrients New research shows that olive oil might be the best choice of salad dressing when it comes to absorbing nutrients from the vegetables. Add Olive Oil, Live Longer Those who consume olive oil not only have a reduced risk of chronic diseases but also a reduced mortality risk in general, Spanish researchers found. New Olive Oil Product Treats Pressure Ulcers in High Risk Patients The product follows a study that found that the fatty acids present in extra virgin olive oil encourage regeneration of the skin, while increasing its hydration, elasticity and strength. Mediterranean Diet Can Help You Live ‘Better’ According to Spanish researchers, adherence to a Mediterranean style diet rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables and fish is associated with better physical and mental health. ‘Upgrade’ Your Diet with Olive Oil Olive Oil is not only a healthy fat, but a source of components that interact with other nutrients improving the nutritional profile of a meal. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.